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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jun 6, 2009 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What If I Only Listened To 1968?

Good description of '68....anything after '68 is pretty tame!
But 1967 is, if anything, even more high-energy....shows like 5/5, 6/18, 8/4/67....totally off the charts! The missing gaps in 1968 recordings are heartbreaking enough, but the huge holes in 1967 are even worse - only about a dozen shows are available from that year. Just imagine, something like 9/3/67 might have been an *average* show for summer '67.... Sigh.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jun 7, 2009 7:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What If I Only Listened To 1968?

3-18-67 is a prize. I hadn't been to '67 for years and expected only to like Viola but there's a whole show with good audio quality and it is wild. Dancing and Cream Puff are trippy.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-03-18.sbd.fink.10282.sbeok.shnf

Also, the Cream Puff and Dancin' in here are other good ones, what a friend calls their Arabian style:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1966-11-19.sbd.miller.94106.sbeok.flac16

This post was modified by spacedface on 2009-06-08 02:03:12

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Jun 7, 2009 7:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What If I Only Listened To 1968?

yes, look at the high energy not only of the band at this free show for the Columbia Students on May 3, 1968:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_rrw6uYHTA

but in the audience as well...
the jaw dropping at 1:03...
the young boy banging on Mickey Hart's high hat...

and btw, the mystery of what they were actually playing (in at least part of this footage) could be solved by a musician who takes a close look at the frames from about 0:38 through 0:42, where we get a clear if brief view of Weir, Lesh and Garcia fingering their fretboards.

Try to recreate what they're doing, and that should reveal the answer to the mystery!

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jun 7, 2009 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What If I Only Listened To 1968?

Professionally filmed, it's a shame there isn't more.... I don't think it's a clip of one song though, they probably took random shots from throughout the event.
But at 1:05, is that Lesh singing while Garcia plays chords?? Too blurry for me to tell for sure.

A good soundtrack would be the Alligator from 5/18/68!

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jun 7, 2009 7:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What If I Only Listened To 1968?

I was just listening to 3/18/67... it's everything spacedface says it is. The sound quality is all over the place, but that's 1967 for ya.

This post was modified by Styrofoam Cueball on 2009-06-08 02:18:57